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Clooney Restaurant

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33 Sale Street | Freeman's Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-358 1702
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located in the heart of Auckland's Freeman's Bay, Clooney is a partnership...
Located in the heart of Auckland's Freeman's Bay, Clooney is a partnership between restaurateur Tony Stewart and Chef Desmond Harris. Chef Harris' cuisine melds the tradition of classical cuisine with a contemporary approach to ingredients and technique. Clooney's dishes are continually in progress, reflecting seasonality, inspiration and evolution.
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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great night with good food

We went for the 7 course set menu. We found the menu well thought out and couldn't fault the execution. Service was very good, friendly and efficient. A return trip is in the pipeline. Just a note that only the degustation is available on saturday

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We went for the 7 course set menu. We found the menu well thought out and couldn't fault the execution. Service was very good, friendly and efficient. A return trip is in the pipeline. Just a note that only the degustation is available on saturday

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent food and service for the 5 course degustation. It was also good not to be ridiculously full afterwards

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Great food, great service, no complaints at all. Came here for our anniversary and had a great night.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

i eat out a lot all over the world. Clooney stacks up as one of the coolest urban dining experiences i've had. Sumptuous food and stylish ambiance. One of NZ's very best for sure.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Three of us went here for the degustation experience. Unfortunately as we were driving and this was mid-week, we could not experience the matched wines. It was absolutely delicious and an incredible experience, one we have discussed many times since. It was really interesting to try flavours I would never normally order and suprisingly enjoyed every course except for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Tony and his talented team ensured a dining experience that can only be described as perfection. Thank you for a memorable experience.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Entire dining expereince was top notch!! The food was delectable, superb wine parining..tried dishes we normally would not and we were amazed with the flavours.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Rated our experience 9.5 Food was excellent along with the service. Layout of room works really well. Most impressive degustation meal had to date

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The private room down stairs is a lovely way to enjoy a top quality business dinner. To have all the food prepped right beside you was an added touch. The food was sensational although every course was a little too explosive in the mouth. After 6 courses you really just craved something simple. I've dined upstairs previously and found that... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

As part of an early birthday weekend celebration for my wife, we needed to experience Clooney for ourselves after hearing so much from other people. We indulged in the 7 (which became 8) course tasting menu. It was great to see that a number of other tables were also taking in the experience. There were some many highlights but from... More 

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Additional Information about Clooney Restaurant

Address: 33 Sale Street | Freeman's Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-358 1702
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 60 - 110

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33 Sale Street | Freeman's Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-358 1702

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 60 - 110

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Doing business, Entertaining clients

Description

Located in the heart of Auckland's Freeman's Bay, Clooney is a partnership between restaurateur Tony Stewart and Chef Desmond Harris. Chef Harris' cuisine melds the tradition of classical cuisine with a contemporary approach to ingredients and technique. Clooney's dishes are continually in progress, reflecting seasonality, inspiration and evolution.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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